An in-depth knowledge of wine can enliven humdrum dinner parties, just as an in-depth knowledge of dynamite fishing can enliven foundering job interviews. Give palates an executive education with this Groupon.
$26 for Pizza and Wine for Two (Up to $73.90 Total Value)
- Two 12-inch, three-topping thin-crust pizzas (up to a $14.45 value each)
- One bottle of montepulciano, malbec, chianti, chardonnay, pinot grigio, or sauvignon blanc (up to a $45 value)
Though Giorgio’s Wine Bar sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
1742 Wine Bar
The food-and-drink connoisseurs behind 1742 Wine Bar impart the subtleties of vino as customers sip fine wines and tantalize palates with a menu of classic Italian dishes. Thin-crust pizzas support fresh mozzarella and a choice of more than three dozen traditional and inventive toppings, such as jalapeño peppers, zucchini, and smoked gouda. To pair with the kitchen's crispy discs and other Italian classics—from panini to a gnocchi of the day—the staff cull bottles from an inventory that, like a housecat's stratagem for achieving world domination, changes nightly.
French doors and flower boxes welcome diners into a narrow storefront facing the sloping greenery of Ruppert Park. Inside, black-and-white art photography hangs above the dark, wooden bar, which is back-dropped by wooden shelves lined with phalanxes of fine-wine bottles and a full selection of liquor.
Upper East Side
1742 2nd Ave.
Manhattan, New York 10128